Jul 26 2013

The drawbacks

Via the Facebook page of a Moroccan-French ex-Muslim -

First guy: Come on, we’re heading for the vegetables. Smart shopper: But… Second guy: Dude! Leggo my wife, yours is over there!


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    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    Indistinguishable is right. Tweedleburqadum and tweedlleburqadee He, he he.

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    I get this, but also see the cultural blip here. Burqas aren’t all identical. And I doubt any significant number of Arab men would make this mistake. But still, giggle.

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    Sorry, Should’ve said Muslim/Islamic men. Not all Arabs are Muslim. (Note: I’ve got my egyptian cousin (in-law) looking over my shoulder today :) )

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    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    Yes, you’re right that burqas aren’t all identical, but the fact that women are hidden behind them makes them all appear identical in their hiddenness. Especially, if they’re wearing black burqas, as is the case here.

    I note that they’re all identical insofar that none of them – not even the men – are showing any legs. Even the shopping trolley is legless. :-)

    I somehow don’t think a Muslim man would be seen in public clutching the arm of a woman in a burqa?

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    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    Drawbackthecurtains to let the daylight appear.

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    Ophelia Benson

    Well, if a Moroccan ex-Muslim thinks it’s funny, I think we get to think so too.

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